First Knitted NB Cleats: Next-Gen New Balance Furon 6 Boots Launched - Special Edition for Liverpool's Mané

Update: New Balance today officially launched the next-generation Furon soccer cleats, alongside a new paint job for the NB Tekela. They are the first-ever knitted NB soccer cleats ever.

Update: New Balance has given us a first official look at the next-gen Furon boots, the brand's first to feature a knitted upper. This announcement has happened in the form of a slightly adjusted special edition for Liverpool winger Sadio Mané, who was recently crowned the African Player of the Year 2019.

Update: No other than Liverpool superstar and New Balance top player Sadio Mané has trained in the next-generation New Balance Furon v6, New Balance's first-ever knitted football boot. They are set to be released soon. He could already debut them in tomorrow's Premier League match against Sheffield United.

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Sadio Mané Trains In Next-Gen New Balance Furon VI Boots

Earlier this year, we gave you the first details on the New Balance Furon 6.0, which will be the brand's first football boot to feature a knitted design.

Today, we can give you a first actual look at the NB Furon VI, which is slated for release in early 2020.

New Balance Furon 6.0

This is the next-gen NB Furon 6.0 cleat.

Likely the debut colorway, this NB Furon 6.0 is predominantly red with a fading graphic around the sides and front in dark red, which is also the color used for the sole plate.

In terms of tech, the New Balance Furon 6 cleats have a knitted 'Flyweave' upper with a thin synthetic layer added on top for added protection. This is the same as we've come to expect from knitted soccer cleats from brands such as Adidas and Nike.

A very aggressive sole plate config is used, similar to the one found on the Nike Mercurial.

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